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Toyota Recalls 803,000 Cars to Fix Problem Affecting Air Bags

Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty Images(TORRANCE, Calif.) -- Toyota is recalling 803,000 vehicles in the United States to fix an issue the automaker said could cause air bags to inadvertently deploy or become disabled.

The recall affects 2012-2013 Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, and Venza models.

“In the involved vehicles, water from the air conditioning condenser unit housing could leak onto the airbag control module and cause a short circuit, resulting in illumination of the airbag warning light,” Toyota said.

“In some instances, the air bag(s) could become disabled or could inadvertently deploy,” the automaker continued.

In some cases, the power steering assist function in affected models could become inoperable, according to the recall notice.

Toyota said it will apply sealant and install a cover to the air conditioning condenser unit housing seam, located above the airbag control module.

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